Anyone who knows well, will know that the best of Christmas time is experienced through the flavours of the season. While dinners are the obvious, elaborate favourite when it comes to pleasing the holiday palate, one can’t quite ignore the joy and warmth that tea time brings.

Hosting that perfect tea party is a no-brainer when you’ve the right ingredients in your poison for the event – Tea! Invite your friends to down your merry menu of fruit cake, figgy pudding, Christmas petits fours and peppermint creams with a warm beverage delicately woven with sugar, spice and everything nice.

Here are some all-time favourite tea flavours that never seem to make the holidays the most wonderful time of the year.

1. Warm Spices

The most common favourite of the season, warm spices – cinnamon, star anise, nutmeg, ginger, cardamom and clove – take the cake when it comes to bringing in the Christmas cheer. So, it’s no surprise that some of them will be going into your tea. Serve up some of your best treats with spiced tea, lightly sweetened with honey or with a citrus punch for the cosiest Christmas tea party. Considering the comfort and wave of emotions spiced tea brings, the best company for this tea party will be your loved ones.

2. Fruity Tea

Fruit teas bring in the element of fun to your tea time, especially with your Christmas fruit cake and pudding. Take your pick with fruits like apple, cranberry and orange, and to bring in the most of the Christmas flavours, boil your fruit tea with some spice, preferably cinnamon, clove and anise. Take a bite of cake and follow it with a sip of warm, fruity tea – you’ll know you’ve done the right thing.

3. Peppermint

Think Christmas, think candy canes! A cool, minty rush us the essence of winter. Mint tea is known for its calming and soothing properties, which is just what anyone will want to feel during the holidays. Go all out and add tiny candy cane pieces to your mint tea!

With so many options for you holiday tea, we think it’s time you started preparing for your Christmas Tea Party, as nothing spreads the Christmas cheer better than a get-together.